Spoil someone rotten - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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spoil (one) rotten
To cause one to expect to receive everything they want by always giving it to them. In this phrase, "rotten" is an intensifier. I think some grandparents believe it's their duty to spoil their grandchildren rotten.
Fig. indulged in; greatly spoiled. This kid is spoiled rotten! I was spoiled rotten when I was a child, so I'm used to this kind of wasteful luxury.
spoil somebody ˈrotten (informal) give somebody everything they want or ask for: She spoils the kids rotten.
References in periodicals archive
You may decide to spoil someone rotten
However, don't feel you have to spoil someone rotten
to achieve this.
The desire to spoil someone rotten
today, could make this a very lucky day for them.